Binding: 19th-century marbled paper, backed in green calfskin. Spine tooled in gilt & blind. Page edges marbled
Former owner's pencilled notes in French on front free endpaper verso, addressed to Mon. Witmer. The owner bought it on 22 June 1878 for 6 f. from Hénault, who had paid 5 for it himself
La Metamorphose is followed by "Description du Chaos, par G. de Saluste, seigneur du Bartas" (p. -), in verse
Illustrated with 178 woodcuts, copied from those attributed to Bernard Salomon that were used by Jean de Tournes at Lyon. See R. Mortimer, French 16th-cent, 403. One additional cut illustrates "Description du Chaos."
Printer's device on t.p. (Fortuna & Invidia). A few head-pieces and initials
No copyright page found. Pagination errors from 170 through 200. Very tight margins in original. Some text cropping per Getty Allowances.